Superheroes At Les Arcs Slackline Festival

If you looked up you might have spotted some superheroes practicing their aerial manoeuvres in Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry this weekend.

Festislack Slacklining Festival 2017 Les Arcs from EDGE magazine on Vimeo.

The colourful gang were taking part in the annual Winter Festislack event – a slacklining competition that involves participants walking tightropes sometimes dozens of feet above the ground – and this year the theme was Superheroes. World champion slack liners were among the 170 people taking part in the event – one of the 8 stages of the Championship of France-Inter Assos. They included:

– Marie-Amélie GUESDON (aka Mimi), FR, top 3 worldwide in Highline and Longline
– Nathan PAULIN, FR, several times world record holder in Highline and Longline
– Emy GIMENEZ, ARG, one of the best Jumpliners in the world, he participated in the last “Red Bull Airlines” in 2015
– Mickey Wilson, USA, winner of the “Red Bull Airlines” 2015, also winner of the Contest Jumpline Arcs.

 

Katie Downs

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